One: From Former President to an Ordinary Citizen
For someone who became the most powerful person in the country for nine solid years, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s current situation is quite odd. Anyare?!
Now asking for hospital arrest with an inter-gallactic-looking head and neck brace, the former president faces an electoral sabotage case for possibly rigging the 2007 polls. Yeah, the one that she sad shorry about on national tv. The Garci Scandal still haunts my vivid imagination, yes, up to now.
Cheers to Sec. Leila De Lima and the immigration officer-on-duty, for if they did not stood up against the TRO issued by the Supreme Court (of Gloria Appointees), our dear former president may have sought medical treatment (escaped) abroad.
I would love to see CGMA behind bars. Solid.
Two: Ampa-two-an Massacre
Two years after one, if not the most gruesome media killing in Philippine History, justice is still not served. Anyare?!
There are compelling evidences that the massacre is perpetuated by one of the political clans in Maguindanao, the Ampatuans. Some of the members, including the patriarch, is now in jail, being tried for cases filed against them. But does that really give justice to the victims and their families? Is that enough?
Its not. Justice should be given to the victims. And that should not wait another year of agony again.
Three: EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue, seriously?!
We have other really pressing issues and concerns that needs to be addressed the soonest, and that certainly does not include changing street names.
Reproductive Health Bill is one. I grew tired of answering, exposing, and debunking all the misconceptions and lies that the pro-life, moralists, and priests spread. Debates are over, It is now time to put this issue to a vote.
If the anti-RHBill camp is so damn sure that they have mojority of the votes, why aren’t they clamoring to put the bill to a vote? What are they so afraid of?
Four: Good News
I nearly cried last night while watching a late night newscast. Sa wakas, Hacienda Luisita Farmers had their share of justice. A unanimous decision in favor of the farmers by the Supreme Court Justices was handed down. Land will be distributed, compensation to be paid. Thank you, Lord.
I was with the Luisita Farmers a few days before the Hacienda Luisita Massacre. One victim became my tatay-tatayan for a day. I could not forget the dinner that we shared. With the little money he had, he brought me a hotdog-on-stick just to make sure that i will eat a full dinner, while they’re having a can of sardines and rice. Tay, kung nasaan ka man, panalo tayo. Sana tuloy-tuloy na ito. Salamat sa Diyos.
Now the real challenge for the Aquino Administration is to execute and respect the decision of the Supreme Court regarding this. No ifs, no buts. Kami ang boss mo.
My two cents.